SmartThings app finds and tracks lost Galaxy devices
SmartThings app finds and tracks lost Galaxy devices

Samsung has launched SmartThings Find, an app that uses multiple technologies to locate your device even when there is no cellular or wireless network signal.

This feature expands the functionality of the Samsung (Find My Mobile) app by allowing users to find Samsung smartphones other than any Galaxy tablet (Galaxy Buds) or (Galaxy Watch).

The feature was tested last month in the US, UK, and South Korea. However, Samsung said: The feature is now available worldwide and also indicates that access rights may differ depending on the release market and the functionality of the operator.

This feature combines Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Ultra Broadband (UWB), cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for device identification and is available on devices running Android 8 or later.

Once users subscribe to the service, they can use it to track Galaxy devices even when the device is not connected to a cellular network.

When the device is offline for 30 minutes, it sends a signal that other Bluetooth devices can receive even if it is not paired, and all data is fully encrypted.

The application (SmartThings Find) shows users the location of their devices via a map, as do similar services such as Apple's (Find My) program.

Once users are close enough, they can issue a "ring tone" command from the device to find them or use AR. Samsung claims that the augmented reality feature can display colorful graphics and intensify the closer you get to the device.

Samsung said: The service will be available worldwide this week as an update for Galaxy smartphones and tablets running Android 8 or higher.

The service is currently limited to Galaxy devices, but Samsung said it will be able (SmartThings Find) to identify all tracking signals from early next year, possibly with reference to the tracker (SmartThings LTE) dated the company was launched in 2018.

This extends the service's ability to track items or objects with a tag.

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